What is Spot of Color?
For about five years the owner, Hana Eichin, had a wish to open an art supplies store in this hub of creative activity that is Abingdon Virginia. The main goal was to create a safe and comfortable space for every level of artists with a free creative space for anyone to use. An emphasis on eco conscious supplies and creativity has been implemented in the store with eco art supply alternatives and art waste management to reduce the strain that art puts on mother nature. During the two years leading up to opening day this backstage theatre artist has been learning all of the ins and outs of owning her own business. Finally opening her store in March of 2020 just as the Corona Virus hit the United States. Through a healthy dose of optimism and sheer will the store is remaining open and offers online shopping and classes until we have this virus under control.
Hana moved to Abingdon Virginia in April of 2013 to work for Barter Theatre as a scenic artist painting the sets you see onstage. She spent just under 7 years working for Barter Theatre before opening Spot of Color. Raised in Texas she discovered a love for arts early in her life dancing, attempting to act, drawing, painting, and playing the oboe. Buying school supplies and art supplies always filled her with excessive glee and owning an art supplies store is a dream.She loves seeing other peoples creative works, watching them work, and seeing their skills grow and improve.
333 W. Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
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Currently what is in the works to be offered at Spot of Color
Assortment of wet media, dry media, and mixed media papers. Including Yupo and Fluid Watercolor paper pads.
Sketchbooks and journals.
Professional quality canvases by Winsor and Newton.
Non toxic and natural paint pigments and mediums.
Gamblin 1980 oils, M Graham watercolors, Sennelier Abstract Acrylics and an assortment of dry mediums including graphite pencils, pastels, and charcoal.
Fair trade, local, and handmade artwork and gifts.
"The Spot" Creative Space and classroom will be used for classes and a space that anyone can drop in and use for any craft and art needs. There will be some basic tools for anyone to use but creators will need to bring their own supplies.
A product demo series that allows you to see products in use and, for $5, you can sample those products right then and there.
Artist spotlight wall to highlight local artists
Recycling program for supplies that need to be discarded. We are currently searching for a company or program to work with to safely dispose of paints and old supplies.
An online store so you can shop from home in your PJs and then pick up your products at our storefront when it is convenient for you.
Chroma Club membership card that gets you access to discounts and other perks, a list of which will be posted once this program is developed.
Spot of Color is currently on the hunt for products that are in high demand in the area
or favorite products that can't be found locally.